Over 400 transplants performed annually
Advances in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation have made this approach an option for more people with hematologic cancers and benign blood disorders, including older patients and those with multiple medical issues. For more than 25 years, physicians in the Adult Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program at John Theurer Cancer Center, part of Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, have provided this lifesaving therapy. With over 6,000 transplants since 1990 and some 400 every year, we have one of the largest and most experienced transplantation programs in the United States. It is one of the top 10 in the country. High volume translates to better outcomes for our patients.
Blood and marrow stem cell transplantation is an option for many patients with:
- Acute myelogenous and lymphoblastic leukemia
- Chronic myelogenous and lymphocytic leukemia
- Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (with more than 1,500 transplants performed for lymphoma)
- Multiple myeloma (we perform more allogeneic transplants for multiple myeloma than any other center in our region)
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Myeloproliferative neoplasms
- Aplastic anemia and bone marrow failure
- Hemoglobinopathies (including thalassemia and sickle cell disease)
- Germ cell tumors
Our Transplantation Services
We perform all types of allogeneic (donor) and autologous (self) blood and marrow stem cell transplantation, and have special expertise in:
- Matched and mismatched transplants from unrelated donors
- Haploidentical transplants (receiving a transplant from someone who partially matches you immunologically)
- Umbilical cord blood transplantation
- Bloodless medicine (no transfusions) for autologous transplantation
We also have one of the largest apheresis facilities in the country (performing removal of stem cells for harvesting and transplantation), and one of the strongest photophoresis programs—a therapy to treat complications after transplant, such as graft-versus-host disease (a complication in which immune cells from the donor attack tissues of the recipient, causing inflammation and other symptoms).
Our Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Specialists
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